Learn all about the famous Dutch clogs and see how the Shoemakers create shoes from wood!
- See how traditional clogs are made
- Join the clog maker at their demonstration
- Immerse yourself in Dutch culture
Daily 10:30 - 18:00
Dutch and English speaking demonstration
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See how wooden shoes are made
Are you familiar with the fashionable Dutch wooden shoes? The 'clog' is one of those typical Dutch icons. It is almost synonymous with Holland, making it one of the most iconic souvenirs. On the former island of Marken, visit the only steam-engine powered clog factory in the world. Here you will learn all about the craft that goes into making them.
The clog maker will demonstrate how a block of wood turns into a comfortable shoe in a matter of minutes. The traditional clog-making-machines date back to 1906 and are powered by an antique steam engine from 1913. All the clogs are made using the century old tradition.
Wood on your foot?
The shoes used to be very populair, they are durable, cheap, water resistant, isolating and protect the feet. Ideal for working on the muddy, swampy Dutch soil! Nowadays, sneakers are the more populair feet-fashion. But, you can still find people wearing clogs. Mostly on the countryside, among fishermen or farmers the shoes
At the Wooden Shoe Factory in Marken you can pick up your own pair. You would be surprised with how comfortable they are.
Experience Dutch culture
Reserve your spot for a clog making demonstration. When you are in the Netherlands, you do not want to miss out on this piece of traditional culture. The peninsula Marken is perfect for a walk that takes you back in time. Board the Marken Express to pay a visit to Volendam as well.
Average rating from Tripadvisor
Loved this demo. Small group and intimate. Demo was in English and Dutch. Staff were very informative and spent extra time with children and answering questions. Highly recommend. Shop is a little expensive and found small souvenirs for cheaper at the main shops, but if you're wanting your own clogs fitted to your feet, then this is the perfect place to buyMay 20, 2023
A typical Dutch souvenir
Unfortunanely there was no demonstration running while we were there, but the clog factory is one of the first buildings you will see after arriving in Marken so is worth a visit as you pass. It is a small shop, the demonstration area is at the back and the remaining walls are covered in beautiful clogs in all sizes and colours and lots of other clog related gifts too. If you are interested in the history of clog making, then the klompenmakerij as Zaanse Schans has an interesting display as well as regular demonstrations. A typical Dutch souvenirSep 11, 2022
Live demo of wooden shoe production
Walking through Marken was amazing but the shoe factory is an educational experience in front of your eyes. See how a wood shoe is made in just 5 minute's using old equipment powered by a steam engine.Jul 6, 2022
Clogs or wooden shoes are the typical Dutch souvenir and I just had to see how they are made. You are explained and showed in detail the process of making them by a nice man inside the factory. After the presentation you go to the gift shop where you can buy (and try) some clogs and other stuff clog-related. I loved it! Also Marken was a beautiful little town with greenish unpretentious houses.Mar 30, 2022
Belle présentation de la fabrication artisanale d'un sabot par Sebastian qui assure le show !!! Les machines d'époques sont entretenues et fonctionnelles, la présentation en anglais est facile à comprendre et nous voyons apparaitre un sabot sous nos yeuxJun 5, 2023
Avons visité cette fabrique de sabots. Bel et accueil et démonstration complète. Boutique fournie, vous ressortez de là avec une belle expérience.Oct 1, 2022
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Negozio carino ed economico, è all'inizio della visita al paesino vicino al parcheggio, ma è un buon biglietto da visita per la cittadina.Aug 17, 2022
La fabbrica degli zoccoli si trova vicino al parcheggio dove si fermano anche gli autobus locali ed è una tappa obbligata anche se ormai un po' turistica. Qui, da oltre cento anni, vengono prodotti artigianalmente e venduti i Kompen, i tipici zoccoli in legno dipinti e decorati a mano, se ne trovano di tutte le misure e di tutti i colori. Queste calzature tipiche olandesi venivano largamente usate perchè consentivano di muoversi agevolmente nei terreni paludosi e fangosi, resi tali dal prosciugamento dall' acqua. Nel piccolo laboratorio sono visibili i macchinari utilizzati e vengono spiegate tutte le varie fasi della realizzazione, inoltre è presente un negozio di souvenirs di prodotti tipici. Visita interessante.Jul 27, 2020
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De demonstratie was erg intressant om te zien. De jongenman was erg enthousaist en deed het super leuk. Wij uit het oosten vonden het leuk om te zien hoe het gemaakt het word.Jul 20, 2020
De klompemfabriek is de moeite waard om te zien. Tevens winkel met veel souveniers waaronder natuurlijk de klompen in alle variaties.Jul 16, 2020
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